madame mohr centers pizzeria around rotating disco ball oven madame mohr centers pizzeria around rotating disco ball oven
nov 09, 2013

madame mohr centers pizzeria around rotating disco ball oven

madamemohr centers pizzeria around rotating disco ball oven
all images courtesy of madamemohr

 

 

 

at the heart of any quality pizzeria is a wood fired oven, and at the center of any good night club, there is a disco ball; and ‘disco volante‘ is what comes out of combining these two things.

 

the pizzeria, the second of its kind hosted by maria fuchs, is a typical pizzeria located in vienna that cooks-up its menu in a giant rotating disco ball oven that even turns at approximately one revolution per minute.

 

 


a bespoke shimmering disco ball oven is the central focus of the pizzeria

 

 

 

the glittering appliance has been spawned from the imagination of madame mohr–a local creative collective whose goal is not only to design, but also fabricate their concepts whenever possible. in the case of the restaurant’s centerpiece, they have constructed an oven whose outer shell is made from heat resistant concrete, realized through CNC-technology, in order to shape its spherical formation. the mechanism that enables the contraption to move is hidden below the baking surface, where heat does not damage sensitive components. the giant, shimmering ball is clad with approximately 7500 specially cut mirrored tiles that were glued to its exterior on site.

 

 


the disco ball oven rotates at one revolution per minute

 

 

 

ensuring that the rotating disco ball oven remains the main focus of the restaurant, more subdued design elements have been employed on the rest of the interior. previously serving as a grocery store, the firm removed the ceiling which revealed an additional meter of height, giving the pizzeria a feeling that is more in line with that of a canteen. church benches and chairs, typically found in the austrian capital’s city departments, furnish the space, with narrow two-person tables leaving just enough space for a pizza and beverage for each customer.

 

 


general view of ‘disco volante’

 

 

 

‘disco volante’ offers unsuspecting surprise to its diners, a bit of the ‘italo-disco’ era reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s.

 

 


former church benches and chairs furnish the restaurant

 

 


more than 7500 mirrored tiles were hand glued to the surface of the oven

 

 


alternatives views of the pizzeria

 

 


diners enjoying the ‘italo-disco’ atmosphere

  • I would like to see a night time photo

    Yabba says:

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